Bank holidays in August add up to 15 days across India

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Bank holidays in August add up to 15 days across India
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  • India's Independence Day, Muharram, Raksha Bandhan, Janmashtami, and Parsi New Year, are some of the holidays in August.
  • Banks are closed on Sundays, and second and fourth Saturdays.
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From Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, which begins on August 20 to the harvest festival of Onam, from India's indepedence day to Janmashtami, which the Hindus believe to be the birthday of the deity, Lord Krishna, a whole host of festivals, anniversaries and holidays, both national and regional, will keep banks in many parts of the country for as many as 15 days this month.

As per the regulations by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the banks are closed on Sundays, and second and fourth Saturdays. Keep track of the bank holidays given in the list below and plan your banking functions accordingly.

List of Bank Holidays in August 2021


Day and dateDescription of the holidayApplicable in
Wednesday, 4 August 2021BonaluTelangana
Sunday, 8 August 2021Tendong Lho Rum Faat, Karkidaka VavuSikkim and Kerala
Wednesday, 11 August 2021Hariyali TeejHaryana
Friday, 13 August 2021Patriot’s dayManipur
Saturday, 14 August 2021Second SaturdayAll over India
Sunday, 15 August 2021Independence DayAll over India
Monday, 16 August 2021De Jure Transfer DayPondicherry
Tuesday, 17 August 2021Parsi New YearGujarat and Maharashtra
Thursday, 18 to 19 August 2021AshuraMany states across India
Thursday, 18 to 22 August 2021Jhulan PurnimaMany states
Thursday, 19 August 2021MuharramMany states across India
Friday, 20 August 2021First OnamKerala
Saturday, 21 August 2021ThiruvonamKerala
Sunday, 22 August 2021Raksha BandhanMany states in India
Sunday, 22 August 2021Jhulan Purnima, Indra Jatra Jhulan Purnima in Odisha and West Bengal Indra Jatra in Sikkim
Saturday, 28 August 2021Ayyankali JayanthiKerala
Monday, 30 August 2021JanmashtamiMany states in India

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